Thursday, October 27, 2016

On Lake Tiberias (John 21)

Drifting on the lake,
discouraged,
fatigued,
wishing for a do over
of the last three years.

A voice calls out,
a shadowy figure on the shore.
A fire
boldly illuminates the surroundings.
The stranger is faceless,
unrecognizable
to any of us.


We have caught nothing,
but at a suggestion
tossed out on the breeze
by the unknown silhouette,
we try once more
and our nets are overwhelmed.

Do we see Him,
the image of the man
we gave our lives to?
Doubts,
heartbreaks
and confusion,
we take another miracle
to the shore.



copyright 2016 - Donald P James Jr 

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